My husband has worked for the same retailer for three years. When he was hired, he had a well-groomed mustache. Yesterday, the company said that no facial hair is now acceptable (although, stud earrings are acceptable for men). How is this legal? My husband has had a mustache for almost 30 years. As his wife, this is not acceptable. What can we do?
1 Answer from Attorneys
It is legal because the employer sets the rules, not the employee or spouse. If it is not acceptable his right is to find a job that meets his requirements. Men with facial hair don't have the legal protections of race, gender, etc.